Bridging the Digital Divide: A Conceptual Understanding of Assistive Technology for Elderly People
Keywords:Elderly mobility, assistive technology, digital divide, technology anxiety, quality of life, literature review
An overview of prior studies on older people using assistive technology is provided in this article in which the digital divide and technological anxiety are the two key themes that stand out from the earlier works released on elderly-related topics. The findings of this review draw attention to these difficulties in preserving elderly people's quality of life. According to the theory behind it, assistive technology makes daily tasks easier for the elderly by offering aid within the context of the usage for technological gadgets. Flexible, easy-to-use, perceptible information, high error tolerance, low physical effort, size and space for approach and use are all desirable qualities in technological progress. Within the context of this review, it is addressed how important it is to put in place the proper strategy for introducing older people to technology. In order to close the discussed gap in the digital divide, it is suggested that digital familiarization be an appropriate solution for the elderly.